|NASA Centers rumble in FIRST Robotics Regional action|
The annual FIRST Robotics competition is in full swing with some 60-thousand high school students competing in regional challenges using robots they built in six weeks from a common kit of parts. NASA is the largest sponsor of the national FIRST program, supporting five regional competitions and more than 280 teams. Since January, high school FIRST Robotics teams across the country have worked tirelessly to build, program and test robots in preparation for this year's challenge called Rebound Ru...
Keywords: FIRST; Robotics; Roundup
|NASA Science Chief Starts "Rumble"|
Former astronaut John Grunsfeld, now NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, helps kickoff the Washington regional FIRST robotics competition at the D.C. Convention Center. FIRST, "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology," has more than 50-thousand high school students competing in regional challenges using robots they built in six weeks from a common kit of parts. The national finals are slated for April 25 through 28 in St...
Keywords: Where -- Washington; Who -- John Grunsfeld; NASA; Grunsfeld; FIRST; robotics